Costs of health care administration in the United States and Canada.

@article{Woolhandler2003CostsOH,
  title={Costs of health care administration in the United States and Canada.},
  author={Steffie Woolhandler and Terry Campbell and David Himmelstein},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={2003},
  volume={349 8},
  pages={
          768-75
        }
}
BACKGROUND A decade ago, the administrative costs of health care in the United States greatly exceeded those in Canada. We investigated whether the ascendancy of computerization, managed care, and the adoption of more businesslike approaches to health care have decreased administrative costs. METHODS For the United States and Canada, we calculated the administrative costs of health insurers, employers' health benefit programs, hospitals, practitioners' offices, nursing homes, and home care… 

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